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PB G4 doesn't startup reliably 287 Views / 0 Replies  
Sorry for the long story, but this old PB has a myriad of symptoms... could someone diagnose at all or is it suffering end of life multiple organ failure? Thanks in advance!

I left my perfectly...
Posted by KidKit, on Jan 24, 2009 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You're not alone. The "metallic click" before the... 662 Views / 9 Replies  
You're not alone. The "metallic click" before the actual button click has afflicted several users on the apple forum and in an old post here. I think its the spring mechanism that is loosening, you...
Posted by KidKit, on Sep 15, 2007 at 01:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Perhaps your preferences got messed up somehow.... 437 Views / 2 Replies  
Perhaps your preferences got messed up somehow. Try deleting your username/library/preferences/com.apple.MenuBarClock.plist file, log out and log in again?
Posted by KidKit, on Jul 22, 2007 at 07:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry to revive an old post, but thought I might... 2,118 Views / 14 Replies  
Sorry to revive an old post, but thought I might share something useful. My trackpad button started to develop the "metallic click" before the actual click that has been reported in other forums...
Posted by KidKit, on Jul 18, 2007 at 02:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Is the buzzing constant? have you tried taking... 554 Views / 3 Replies  
Is the buzzing constant? have you tried taking out your ram and see if the buzz goes away?

bring it in and nicely explain that this is a known issue, applecare said they would replace it, and it...
Posted by KidKit, on Mar 6, 2007 at 05:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Have you installed any software recently? You... 524 Views / 4 Replies  
Have you installed any software recently? You might want to check activity monitor or look in your log files to see if something is amiss.

I had a similar problem once with a network updater from...
Posted by KidKit, on Feb 5, 2007 at 12:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just to add on a little more, you can always... 514 Views / 10 Replies  
Just to add on a little more, you can always check for software updates manually via the Apple menu accesible from the top left hand corner of your screen. You can also configure its automatic...
Posted by KidKit, on Dec 31, 2006 at 08:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think there are 2 parts to the good doctor's... 741 Views / 6 Replies  
I think there are 2 parts to the good doctor's problems:

Firstly, there is the very real hardware problem with his powerbook. that is unfortunate indeed, but you do get a few lemons, no matter...
Posted by KidKit, on Dec 25, 2006 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Perhaps you could be more specific with... 478 Views / 2 Replies  
Perhaps you could be more specific with describing what you are using the macbook for?

The newly refreshed Macbooks are really quite nicely kitted out for the budget concious. If you are not...
Posted by KidKit, on Nov 27, 2006 at 03:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Shuffle not detected 690 Views / 1 Replies  
My shuffle 1G simply stopped getting detected by the computer, not even the system profiler or the iPod shuffle reset utility that fixes the blinking lights of death. it still plays the music...
Posted by KidKit, on Nov 4, 2006 at 07:57 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hot PB doesn't boot? 401 Views / 0 Replies  
Is it normal for a PB that's been running hot to crash on reboot and only successfully boot when it has cooled down? It's a Rev B 12", is this something I should send it into AppleCare for?

I...
Posted by KidKit, on Jul 9, 2006 at 06:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Other than color sync, try calibrating your... 583 Views / 3 Replies  
Other than color sync, try calibrating your display color by launching the display calibrator from system prefs > displays > color > calibrate...

The display calibrator does a much better job if...
Posted by KidKit, on May 17, 2006 at 04:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The magnet + hidden latch mechanism is standard... 521 Views / 6 Replies  
The magnet + hidden latch mechanism is standard on the powerbooks as well. All part of the industrial design so that there isn't some ugly latch that can be caught on something.
Posted by KidKit, on May 6, 2006 at 04:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Are you running a widget that makes noise? If it... 5,642 Views / 8 Replies  
Are you running a widget that makes noise? If it isn't any of the programs themselves, are you running something in classic? You could be hearing system sounds from the classic environment.
Posted by KidKit, on Feb 9, 2006 at 04:58 AM, in macOS
I got the Macally in the end btw. the receiver... 596 Views / 3 Replies  
I got the Macally in the end btw. the receiver and remote is a little bigger, but it allows program-specific customised buttons. Great for being a media remote if you want that flexibility.
Posted by KidKit, on Dec 13, 2005 at 01:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The feet replacement kit came with a tube of... 711 Views / 4 Replies  
The feet replacement kit came with a tube of Elmer's Krazy Glue, looks like generic superglue.
Posted by KidKit, on Aug 17, 2005 at 02:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
update ... my PB finally came back yesterday,... 711 Views / 4 Replies  
update ... my PB finally came back yesterday, after 2 1/2 weeks!

They apparently found other problems with it and had to replace a whole bunch of stuff, including the screen again! What was nice...
Posted by KidKit, on Aug 16, 2005 at 08:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My 12" RevB has been sent in because of the exact... 1,073 Views / 10 Replies  
My 12" RevB has been sent in because of the exact same symptoms - it tries to read the disc and then gives up and spits it back out. My PB hasn't come back yet, but they suspected that it was...
Posted by KidKit, on Jul 29, 2005 at 08:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Applecare drama - spots, feet, drive! 711 Views / 4 Replies  
whine post, ignore at will.

a couple of months ago, my Rev B 12" developed a case of the dreaded white spots smack in the middle of screen. I lived with it for a couple of months. a couple of...
Posted by KidKit, on Jul 26, 2005 at 07:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Its not a bug, but it is hardly a feature :stick:... 3,444 Views / 17 Replies  
Its not a bug, but it is hardly a feature :stick:

Call it what it is, a restriction that's a small hiccup to pirates, and irritating to honest users
Posted by KidKit, on Jul 20, 2005 at 02:27 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Bugsprays containing DEET will tell you (if you... 627 Views / 2 Replies  
Bugsprays containing DEET will tell you (if you read the fine print) to keep the product away from plastics. That stuff is pretty nasty. The iPod's will not be the only thing that is affected. DEET...
Posted by KidKit, on Jun 27, 2005 at 03:25 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Presentation/Media remote 596 Views / 3 Replies  
I've searched the forum and saw only a couple of opinions on remotes. I am looking for a suitable RF presentation remote with a laser pointer. I would also like to use it as a media remote for DVD...
Posted by KidKit, on Jun 3, 2005 at 01:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
reviving an older post... I have all my... 682 Views / 3 Replies  
reviving an older post...

I have all my newly created icons mysteriously stack up in the lower right hand corner of my screen, even when the screen is not full of icons. This only occurs when I...
Posted by KidKit, on Mar 28, 2005 at 11:30 PM, in macOS
you all are a big bag of laughter :D ... 802 Views / 9 Replies  
you all are a big bag of laughter :D

LlamaBoy: I'm not really understanding what you mean by "staying put" and "formatting"... are you assigning custom icons via the "Get info" screen, or were you...
Posted by KidKit, on Mar 19, 2005 at 11:00 PM, in macOS
Good to know, I am less bothered about the dent... 595 Views / 3 Replies  
Good to know, I am less bothered about the dent now. Guess I was just being paranoid about some of the nightmare AppleCare stories that you get in this forum.

Thanks guys, you all are what makes...
Posted by KidKit, on Mar 15, 2005 at 11:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Dented PB's AppleCare still valid? 595 Views / 3 Replies  
Wondering if any of you have any experience on this... my PB kissed the ground today and earned itself a dented corner. Cosmetic damage and the power plug now sticks out at a very slight angle. Thank...
Posted by KidKit, on Mar 14, 2005 at 11:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I personally do not like the 'plasticky' click... 3,194 Views / 6 Replies  
I personally do not like the 'plasticky' click sound on most keyboard and mice. I get a very soft tactile click on my powerbook with the iSkin cover on, that I am very thankful for. I also use a...
Posted by KidKit, on Feb 26, 2005 at 08:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
While I have 'flexed' my PB once to get it to sit... 764 Views / 11 Replies  
While I have 'flexed' my PB once to get it to sit even, I can certainly see how people can accidentally overdo it and inadvertantly damage their precious computer. I certainly wouldn't vouch for the...
Posted by KidKit, on Dec 26, 2004 at 02:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The wobbles can happen to anyone and can just as... 764 Views / 11 Replies  
The wobbles can happen to anyone and can just as easily be fixed by flexing the case slightly (see above). I think we can blame most of it on aluminium. That's the price of having the stylish thin...
Posted by KidKit, on Dec 25, 2004 at 07:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Keep in mind mine is not an iSkin, but I believe... 583 Views / 3 Replies  
Keep in mind mine is not an iSkin, but I believe it is comparable to their clear iSkin...

It gives the keyboard a softer less plasticky feel. It looks great, doesn't change the color, thought it...
Posted by KidKit, on Dec 21, 2004 at 08:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey there, congratulations on your switch and... 583 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey there, congratulations on your switch and powerbook purchase. Welcome to the light side.

Not to jib you, but funny how you say that you were 100% satisfied when the spacebar is driving you...
Posted by KidKit, on Dec 21, 2004 at 03:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've also noticed the same problem when I plug my... 517 Views / 4 Replies  
I've also noticed the same problem when I plug my PB into an external projector for presentations. However, I do not always get the problem, just occasionally. I suspect that the problem only occurs...
Posted by KidKit, on Dec 5, 2004 at 06:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mirror finish Powerbook? 1,663 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey all,

I've noticed that my 12" Rev B Powerbook has some pretty shiny corners. I believe the chafing between the corners of the PB and my laptop bag over the last year has worn down the matte...
Posted by KidKit, on Nov 29, 2004 at 02:33 AM, in Hardware Hacking
The marks on the screen are caused by oil and... 544 Views / 5 Replies  
The marks on the screen are caused by oil and grime transferred from fingers to screen via the keyboard. iKlear or any regular eyeglass spray plus *gentle* buffing using a lens polish cloth will...
Posted by KidKit, on Nov 11, 2004 at 12:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As many have pointed out, you might want to... 702 Views / 5 Replies  
As many have pointed out, you might want to consider a more 'virtual desktop' spatial organization of your screen - ie, not having to compulsively maximize every window that happens to be in front at...
Posted by KidKit, on Sep 27, 2004 at 11:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Congratulations on your PB purchase! I'm sure you... 889 Views / 8 Replies  
Congratulations on your PB purchase! I'm sure you are enjoying every moment with your new baby :D

3 hrs of battery life sounds about right if you have your airport running... BT antenna soaks up...
Posted by KidKit, on Sep 4, 2004 at 02:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sidetrack + CornerClick... 2,074 Views / 22 Replies  
Sidetrack + CornerClick (http://greg.vario.us/cornerclick/) = :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

ideal combo for any powerbook, I drag my pointer to any corner, and have both mouse buttons (button...
Posted by KidKit, on Aug 14, 2004 at 03:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's how you know you've got your in-ear... 671 Views / 8 Replies  
Here's how you know you've got your in-ear headphones on correctly with a good seal - the surrounding sounds are muffled and you hear your own bodily sounds (ie breathing, swallowing) more clearly....
Posted by KidKit, on Aug 9, 2004 at 02:49 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
it seems a bit unlikely that it is a logout and... 530 Views / 5 Replies  
it seems a bit unlikely that it is a logout and login, since many programs will present a dialog box blocking the logout process if they've got unsaved work...

Anyways, just to get more details:...
Posted by KidKit, on Aug 9, 2004 at 02:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree that knowing how to use a hammer doesn't... 883 Views / 13 Replies  
I agree that knowing how to use a hammer doesn't make you a carpenter... it also doesn't stop the vast numbers of amateur weekend projects out there, and those weekend projects are the pride and joy...
Posted by KidKit, on Aug 8, 2004 at 04:15 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
If I may summarise & add to some of the options... 1,763 Views / 35 Replies  
If I may summarise & add to some of the options above, these 2 lists are the order in which I'll get protection against theft for my PB, whether travelling or in a campus setting.

Must haves
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Posted by KidKit, on Aug 7, 2004 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
IMO, the metal is just as susceptible to... 841 Views / 9 Replies  
IMO, the metal is just as susceptible to scratches as the 'lacquer' layer, if anything, I thought it looks neater and more consistent to have a scratched metal surface than flaky bits of whatever it...
Posted by KidKit, on Aug 3, 2004 at 02:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have that on my Rev B too, I actually peeled... 841 Views / 9 Replies  
I have that on my Rev B too, I actually peeled the whole layer off with my fingernails :P you can also peel/rub off the dull layer on the screw that latches your battery too. I've found it this in...
Posted by KidKit, on Aug 2, 2004 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Congrax on your new purchase! :) I'm not... 857 Views / 8 Replies  
Congrax on your new purchase! :)

I'm not trying to be a wet blanket, but you do realize that the "new car smell" associated with fresh-off-the-assembly line cars, computers etc is actually a...
Posted by KidKit, on Jul 30, 2004 at 07:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Did you have apple/licensed service depot do the... 386 Views / 1 Replies  
Did you have apple/licensed service depot do the upgrade or did you take it apart yourself?

It might be a simple as the trackpad cable not being reconnected properly the the topcase was...
Posted by KidKit, on Jun 27, 2004 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The backlight and wireless stuff suck a lot of... 740 Views / 9 Replies  
The backlight and wireless stuff suck a lot of battery, you'll find an appreciable batt life difference turning off airport/bluetooth and going from max screen brightness to 1/2 ...

this topic...
Posted by KidKit, on Jun 24, 2004 at 04:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Gunk in the AC socket 451 Views / 4 Replies  
This is freaky fruity :D I remember just a few months ago, there was another chap on this forum who managed to squish a rotten banana into the optical drive coz he had rotten fruit at the bottom of...
Posted by KidKit, on Jun 23, 2004 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
To chime in, the iPods are due for a refresh... 545 Views / 5 Replies  
To chime in, the iPods are due for a refresh though, its been about half a year since the last update (mini & 10->15gb in Jan), and almost 3/4 of a year since the 20 and 40gb were update. So I'm...
Posted by KidKit, on Jun 19, 2004 at 01:04 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: I feel like I'm not using my mac to its full potential 1,245 Views / 13 Replies  
Most of the basic science people at the institution where I am use Macs. While your work may not have really stretched your powerbook yet, the good thing is that it has the potential to actually grow...
Posted by KidKit, on Jun 11, 2004 at 09:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm surprised that no one has suggested you look... 1,980 Views / 31 Replies  
I'm surprised that no one has suggested you look at Other World Computing. they have some very nice products for Macs, including hd enclosures...
Posted by KidKit, on Jun 4, 2004 at 12:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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